How to Remove Time From Lock Screen (4 Ways)

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On your device, there’s a clock showing the time and date each time your device is switched on – When you unlock your device, the clock still remains at the top of the in the status bar so you have access to the time whenever. This time and date can be changed in the settings app and you can either choose an automatic time and date or manually set one yourself.

Your iPhone or Android comes with many pre-installed devices and features that have no obvious way of removing them – this includes the time and date on the lock screen.

Unfortunately, there’s no way to remove the time and date from the lock screen using any common method like accessing the Settings app – the only way to truly remove the clock is to jailbreak your device.

If you don’t like the way the clock covers your Lock screen image, you can change the lock screen images, so the focus of the picture is below the clock.

If you want a sleeker look to your lock screen, remove the time is a good place to start. Since the clock is there to help you gauge the time, a lot of iPhone users prefer to get rid of it since it can compromise aesthetics.

Can You Remove the Time from Your Lock Screen?

It is possible to turn off the clock and remove it from your iPhone’s and Androids lock screen. Although it isn’t possible without jailbreaking/rooting your device, it’s still something you can do by getting rid of your phone’s restrictions. It’s not possible to remove the clock without jailbreaking, but there are ways that you can make it not visible.

How to Remove Clock From Lock Screen iPhone

If you want to get rid of the clock on your iPhone’s lock screen, there are two ways that you can go about it. The first and most reliable way that you can do it is if you jailbreak your iPhone. When you jailbreak your iPhone, you’re given access to third-party App Stores that will allow you to customize your iPhone and remove the clock from the lock screen.

You can also remove the clock from your iPhone without jailbreaking your iPhone. Although this method doesn’t remove the click, it changes your lock screen background so that the clock isn’t visible.

1. Jailbreak iPhone or iPad

To jailbreak your iOS device means that you’re freeing up limitations that have been imposed by Apple. When you free up your device, it removes the App Store limitation and lets you download third-party apps from other stores. With a jailbroken iPhone, you can bypass Apple’s restrictions and customize your phone to your needs.

Backup iPhone:

You need to backup your device before you can start jailbreaking – jailbreaks don’t always go smoothly and the last thing you want is to lose all of your data. Backing your device using an iCloud backup is enough.

Backup Now

Settings > [Device name] > iCloud > iCloud Backup > Back Up Now.

Update your iPhone:

Before you jailbreak your iPhone, you need to make sure that your iPhone is up to date. Jailbreaking an iPhone running on an older software can cause the jailbreak to fail. If you have the new iOS update, the jailbreaking process is more likely to be successful.

Download and Install

Go to Settings > General > Software Update > Check for Updates > Install. If anything goes wrong, you can just reset your iPhone to factory settings and restore the iCloud backup.

Jailbreak iPhone:

1. Pangu8’s Jailbreak site has a different variety of jailbreaking methods for the newest iOS versions and above. The Ziyu jailbreak repo is Pangu 8’S recommended extractor to jailbreak your iPhone or iPad.

2. Go to and download Zjailbreak on your iOS device. If you do this on your computer, it won’t work as you need Safari to access this site.

3. Go to the Pangu page to Download and Install Ziyu.

4. Open Ziyu app and tap Copy on one of the Jailbreak Repos from the List. Cydia, tutu App, and Tweakbox are the most popular jailbreak repos.

5. Go back to the Ziyu app and tap Extract repo.

6. Paste the copied link from the repo your copied.

7. Click Extract to jailbreak the iPhone. After jailbreaking, look for an app that will allow you to remove the clock app from the Lock screen.

2. Remove Date and Time from iPhone Lock Screen Without Jailbreak

Another thing you can do to remove the time and date from the lock screen without jailbreaking your device is to change the lock screen image. The color of the time and date is white, so if you want to have a white background, this change the lock screen so that the time and date isn’t visible would be a good method to use.

If you only want to get rid of the time and date because it’s blocking the focus of your background image, you can – this would leave the clock above the focus of the background image.

Change wallpaper

To change the Lock screen background: Go to Settings > Wallpaper > Choose a New Wallpaper > Set.

How to Remove Clock From Lock Screen Android

It is not automatic that you will always want to have a clock on your Android lock screen. However, this is a common thing that happens when using a phone. There are many reasons why you may not want to have a clock on your android phone’s lock screen. Some of these reasons may include the following.

1. The clock occupies too much space, and you do not like it that way. This can be a default clock or even a downloaded clock.

2. The clock is displayed in a very ugly manner that it does not look good on your screen. You may have installed a clock app, and the design is not so good. Or you do not like the phone’s default clock design on your lock screen.

3. You would like to put other things or icons on your phone’s lock screen. When using your phone, you should be able to have room to change things when you want. So, removing the clock from the lock screen to put other things should be possible.

4. You would like to display your screensaver better. When you set a screensaver, it is because you like it. However, if there are some huge numbers on top, you cannot see them, and you may want to remove that.

1. Use “Resurrection Remix

The Resurrection Remix, also known as (RR) is a popular and very effective tool known to do well in customizing android phones. The tool has several amazing features that have made people use it with good success ratings for many years. For example, one of the Resurrection Remix functions is to remove a clock from your lock screen.

To use this tool, first, you need to install it on your android phone and root it. Here is how to root your android phone.

1. To your android phone settings.

2. On the settings, turn on permission to install apps from unknown settings.

3. The next step is to install a software called “KingRoot, or “Xposed,” which are all rooting software. You can also install any other rooting software you know of.

4. Run the software on your phone once it is downloaded.

5. Click on “one-click root” and let it run. The procedure will take around 60 seconds.

How to install and use Resurrection Remix:

1. Use any good link to download the Resurrection Remix into your phone.

2. The next step is to install the software. Once you have Resurrection Remix installed, reboot or restart your android phone.

3. Go to Resurrection Remix configurations. Do this by going to settings and scrolling to “Configurations.” Tap and open configurations.

4. Now scroll to the left, and tap on the “lock screen” option. Next, scroll down and tap “Lock UI’.

5. The next step is to turn off the “Show Lock Screen Clock.” When you open “Lock UI,” you will get a list of options and scroll down to “Show Lock Screen Clock.” Use the toggle to shift it to off.

By finishing this step, you will have removed the clock from your android phone’s lock screen.

2. Delete the Clock App You Installed If You installed One

If you installed a clock app and now want to get rid of its display on your phone’s lock screen, you can do it by just uninstalling the application. Follow the steps below.

1. Start with your phone on the home screen.

2. Open the apps and look for settings. Then, click and open the settings app on your android phone.

3. On the settings screen, scroll down to “Apps & Notifications.” For some phones, such as some Samsung models, you will find “Apps.”

4. Look for the app you installed. Click on it and click App info.

5. Look for the “Disable” or “Uninstall” option. After clicking on the app, you may see the “Uninstall” option at the bottom or top of the screen for some phones.


Finding yourself stuck with a clock on your lock screen and you cannot uninstall it, can be really frustrating. Knowing how to remove it is really good to allow you to do other things or put something else on your android’s lock screen. The methods discussed here are quite simple and fast to do if you follow them quickly.

David Johnson is a freelance writer with 9 years of experience writing for Techzillo and other established tech outlets like iMore. His focus and key interests are Apple and accessibility as well as consumer technology in general. Read our Editorial Guidlines and Fact Checking process.


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